Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC


Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC
Winery: Monte Del Fra
Region: Veneto
Grape: 80% Corvina Veronese, Corvinone, 20% Rondinella.
Production Area: Fumane (VR)
Appellation: DOC
Serving Temperature: 16° – 18° C.
Alcohol Strength: 14%

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Perfect with red and white meats and roast poultry dishes. Delicious with roasts, stews or braised meats and with hard cheeses.

Lena di Mezzo is an entirely terraced estate of 18 hectares that lies in the heart of Fumane, a splendid hilly zone with tophaceous, clay and limestone soils, in which we have sought to express to the full the interdependence between the terroir and the indigenous grape varieties that are the unique heritage of the area around Verona. VINIFICATION: Gentle crushing and destemming, followed by temperature controlled fermentation in small truncated cone shaped stainless steel vats with daily punching down of the cap of skins into the must to allow for the delicate extraction of all the complex range of polyphenols that are specific to the grapes and the terroir of Fumane. After the first fermentation is completed, the skins of the grapes that have been pressed to make Amarone are added towards the end of winter, setting off a second, slow fermentation. Following this second fermentation and the malolactic fermentation in stainless steel, the wine is put into 30-hectolitre French oak casks for at least 18 months before bottling and then it remains for at least 5/6 months before being sold.

Tasting Notes:
Color: Deep ruby red. Nose: Cherries (both fresh and under spirits), plums, geranium, liquorice, spices such as black pepper and cinnamon, vanilla, hints of undergrowth. Flavor: dry, fruity, pleasantly well-balanced.





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